THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
South Carolina Loyalists
Biographical Sketches


by Victoria Proctor

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CAMERON, William - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II. Cameron filed a claim with the Loyalist Claims Commission and estimated his loss at £1,017 sterling.

CAMPBELL, Andrew -

CAMPBELL, Collin - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class I

CAMPBELL, Hugh -

CAMPBELL, Mary -

CAPE, Bryan - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

CAPERS, Gabriel - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V. Filed a claim but later withdrew it.

CARMICHAEL, James - Shopkeeper and Justice of the Peace in Charleston. Became a commissary in the British Army.

CARNE, Samuel - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class IV. Filed a claim with the Loyalist Claims Commission for £4,481 sterling.

CARPENTER, Abiah - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

CARY, James - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V.

CARSON, Elizabeth -

CARSON, James -

CARSON, William -

CARTER, James -

CASSELLS, James - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V. A planter in South Carolina, he received a militia commission from Lord Cornwallis. Went from Charleston to the St. John River in East Florida in Oct 1782.

CHAMBERS, John - Born in Scotland, Chambers was a merchant in Charleston and held two plantations in Orangeburg District. Remained in Charleston until forced to take an oath of allegiance to the Americans in 1778; left in June 1778 for Jamaica and from there to London. Returned to Charleston in 1781 where he continued his business until the British evacuation of 1782. Returned to Scotland and settled in Aberdeen.

CHAMPNEYS, John - A native of Charleston, South Carolina where he acted as a factor for country produce; had a wharf and buildings in Charleston. Signed an association with the Whigs in 1775 but refused to take an oath in 1776. Was imprisoned and then banished to England.

CHENY, Baily - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

CHISHOLM, John - Of South Carolina. A native of Scotland, Chisholm travelled to America in 1757 with the 77th Regiment. At the end of the French and Indian War he setled on the Santee River in South Carolina, becoming a storekeeper near Nelson's Ferry. In June of 1778 he went to St. Eustatius, but returned to America in 1779 and joined General John Campbell in West Florida. Chisholm served as a volunteer with the 71st Regiment, and as a guide with the 64th Regiment. Taken prisoner, he was held for six months. Chisholm settled in Jamaica after the war, and claimed 5,128 sterling. He received 350 sterling.
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CHOLLETT, Samuel - A merchant of Charleston, South Carolina; banished in 1777 and went to the West Indies. Filed a claim with the Loyalist Commission.

CLARK, John, Jr. - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

CLARK, Thomas - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

CLARY, Daniel - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

COHEN, Benjamin - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

CLITHERALL, Dr. James - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class IV

COLLETON, Sir John - Both Sir John and his father were members of the Governor's Council in South Carolina.

COLETON, William - "Heirs of" listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class I

COLLETON, James -

COMMANDER, Capt. Thomas - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V. In 1775 Commander was living in Santee, where he kept a tavern at Monck's Corner. He had received 1,200 acres at Lynch's Lake from his father which he rented to tenants. Joined the British Army, serving as a captain in the Guides and Pioneers. Went to St. Augustine at the evacuation of Charleston in 1782, returning to South Carolina after the war to recover his property. He was unsuccessful. Settled at New Providence.

COOK, James - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II

COOK, John - A native of England, Cook immigrated to America in 1745 and settled in Ninety Six District. Refusing to take an oath, left for Charleston where he was employed carrying letters for the British Army until 1782. Also served in the militia under Colonel Banastre Tarleton. Later sailed for England and filed a claim for 551 sterling.

COOKE, George - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class III

COOPER, Robert -

COTTON, John - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

CORNET, Joel - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

CORNET, Jonas - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

COWPER, Basil - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class IV

CRANE, Nicholas -

CRAWFORD, Alexander - Of Craven County, South Carolina. Had 150 acres on the Great Pee Dee River. Served in the royal militia. Went to East Florida. Estimated his loss at 360.

CREIGHTON, Catherine -

CREIGHTON, William -

CROCKET, ____ - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class I

CRONIN, Jeremiah - Weigher and gauger for the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. Was residing in London in 1777.

CRUM, Nicholas -

CUMINE, Alexander -

CUMMING, Jannet -

CUNNINGHAM, Andrew - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

CUNNINGHAM, Briget

CUNNINGHAM, Patrick - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

CUNNINGHAM, Robert - Listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

CUNNINGHAM, William - "Bloody Bill", the bandit. He remained in Florida until 1785 when, owing to a dispute between the inhabitants and the Spanish authorities, he was arrested by the latter and sent to Cuba. When Cunningham made a claim in October 1786, he was residing in the Bahamas. Listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

CURRIE, William -

CURTIS, William -

CUVALL, Lewis - Old 96 DISTRICT


CONFISCATION LIST CLASSES:

CLASS I - Comprehends all British subjects who have property in this country, that is to say, such persons as never have submitted to the American Government.

CLASS II - Such of the former inhabitants of this Country, as presented congratulatory addresses to Sir Henry Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot

CLASS III - Those who petitioned to be armed in defence of the British Government, after the conquest of this Province

CLASS IV - Those who congratulated Earl Cornwallis, on the victory gained at Camden

CLASS V - Those who have borne commissions, civil or military, under the British Government, since the conquest of this Province

CLASS VI - Obnoxious Persons

Source Notes:

1. Confiscated estates lists, published in the Royal Gazette newspaper at Charleston, 20 March 1782.

2. Sabine, Lorenzo. Biographical sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution. (2nd Ed., 1864)

3. Records of the Loyalist Claims Commission, PRO, London

4. Miscellaneous Papers on Forfeited Estates, File Number S126170, Box 4, SCDAH, Columbia.
Record group includes returns filed by Tory militia commanders filed in 1783, as a result of Ordinance No. 1189, passed by the South Carolina Fifth General Assembly 17 March 1783.

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